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Waipara Springs Winery
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$71.62*
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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Waipara
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Be sure and stop at the Cellar Door. Friendly staff and a great range of fine wines to try. Lovely setting. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

I love a laid back lunch a Waipara springs, when we are out in NZ and my Mum visits this is our favorite spring/summer lunch destination, a wonderful platter & glass of Sav then their Pinot Noir is a must bottle to take home.

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

My spouse and I had lunch at Waipara Springs Winery strictly by chance...our first choice was Pegasus Bay, but they were closed. Our second choice was Mud House, but they were fully booked. So, we ended up in the near-empty cafe of Waipara Springs on a Friday afternoon, hungry and relieved to find a place to eat.

Before lunch we had a wine tasting to determine what we'd like to accompany our meal - we both liked their Pinot Noir, Syrah and cool climate Merlot.

My spouse ordered the Cheviot ribeye, served on a potato and leek sour cream pancake, surrounded by a red wine, smoked bacon and green peppercorn jus ($30). It was huge. He was disappointed in the steak which he said was just “okay”, but he still managed to clean his plate.

I ordered the vegetarian blackboard special, crisp filo pastry filled with potato, kumara, sundried tomatoes, spinach and feta, topped with sunflower seeds and a tomato basil sauce ($18). It looked like a huge filo burrito; I enjoyed it, I cleaned my plate too.

We also shared a bottle of Waipara Downs 2009 Merlot.

Service was slow, especially considering there was no one else in the cafe, but so it goes. I was annoyed that we were charged for wine tasting as we'd bought a bottle of wine with lunch. The winery waives the tasting fee if you purchase a bottle, but apparently this only applies to take away, which seems silly, given that wine consumed on the premises is marked up. I think they should revisit this policy - it really left a sour taste in our mouths.

Thank Melnq8
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Reviewed April 14, 2016
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Reviewed February 28, 2016
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